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New Holland Black Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: granger10 on 06-30-2006)
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-29-2013 19:25:28 | More by jaydoc
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-29-2013 19:22:12 | More by Eric1Mess
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-29-2013 13:36:31 | More by tommy5
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-25-2013 21:35:05 | More by beergorrilla
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kushlash23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-22-2013 15:22:03 | More by kushlash23
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-18-2013 14:53:21 | More by Mervjahn
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AlMarzo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-17-2013 20:12:09 | More by AlMarzo
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hoody711

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm not a huge fan of New Holland stuff. Dragon's Milk is good, but they've never really stood out as a brewery with a great lineup of fantastic beers, like Bell's or Founder's (but very few breweries are). Obviously BIPAs are amazing, so picked this one up on a whim.

A - pours almost a jet black with a 1-2 finger head that is mostly tan.It settles in a couple minutes but leaves a good lace on the wine goblet I'm drinking out of. Not much wrong with this one to be honest, on the appearance front at least.

S - amazing nose on this beer. Floral and citrus hops, nice sweet chocolate backbone. Really nice here too. I don't get any of the booziness at all, but I can't find the alcohol content on the bottle either, so who knows?

T - hmm, it's a different beer than what I smelled. There's some breadiness and a definite malt character that changes to a kind of funk, but the hoppiness never really makes itself known here. The funkiness lingers and basically makes me angry that all that loveliness in the nose isn't present.

M - a little oily and sticky. The carbonation is great. It's somewhat refreshing - I'm still angry that it doesn't taste better.

O - bummer dude. This beer had a ton of promise till I tasted it. Don't get me wrong: it doesn't taste awful, or even bad, but it just smelled like it had so much more. Worth a shot, but not close to the best BIPA I've had.

Edit: after warming - a little more spiciness comes out in the taste. Upgraded slightly.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 21:15:28 | More by hoody711
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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-06-2013 20:16:30 | More by Paul_Apsley
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-04-2013 05:47:32 | More by DaveAnderson
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pualie84

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-03-2013 14:26:05 | More by pualie84
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bscalt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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chinchill

South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

“Vintage 2013” served in a snifter.

Very dark brown body, nearly black in the glass, is covered by a thin and fragile, light tan head. The head soon reduced to a ring but left decent lacing.

Smells like an IPA with extra sweet malts. Its rather floral, and more roasted malts come out as it warms.

The flavor reflects the hops, the sweet malt, but also plenty of dark roasted malts. Floral, spicy and citrusy hops flavors with a little earthy and tropical fruit flavor. Nice finish and lingering aftertaste with hops and dark roasted grains in good balance, although ultimately only the hops remain, and a mild bitterness.

M: The body was medium; medium+ amount of carbonation lent some crispness.

O: A milder, gentler, better balanced black IPA without the clashing flavors of some others.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 23:34:53 | More by chinchill
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Indiana

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

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New York

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New Holland Black Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.